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A bone of the jaw, especially the bone of the lower jaw.
v. jaw·boned, jaw·bon·ing, jaw·bones Slang
To try to influence or pressure through strong persuasion, especially to urge to comply voluntarily.
To urge voluntary compliance with official wishes or guidelines.
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US to try to persuade or bring pressure to bear (on) by virtue of one's high office or position, esp in urging compliance with official policy
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., v. -boned, -bon•ing. n.
1. any bone of a jaw, esp. a mandible.v.t.
2. to influence by persuasion, esp. by public appeal.
jaw′bon`ing, n., adj.
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Past participle: jawboned
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|Noun||1.||jawbone - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth|
gnathion - the most inferior point of the mandible in the midline
gonion - the craniometric point on either side at the apex of the lower jaw
mandibular notch - small indentation in the middle of the lower jawbone
pogonion - the craniometric point that is the most forward-projecting point on the anterior surface of the chin
symphysion - the most forward point of the alveolar process of the mandible
articulator - a movable speech organ
condylar process, condyloid process, mandibular condyle - the condyle of the ramus of the mandible that articulates with the skull
coronoid process of the mandible - the coronoid process that provides an attachment for the temporal muscle
jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
lantern jaw - a long thin lower jaw
|Verb||1.||jawbone - talk idly or casually and in a friendly way|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
jawbone[ˈdʒɔːbəʊn] n → maxillaire mjaw-dropping [ˈdʒɔːdrɒpɪŋ] (mainly British) adj (= amazing) → stupéfiant(e)jaw-droppingly [ˈdʒɔːdrɒpɪŋli] (mainly British) adv (= amazingly) → étonnamment
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
jawbone[ˈdʒɔːˌbəʊn] n → mandibola
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. hueso maxilar de la mandíbula.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
jawbonen mandíbula inferior (form), mandíbula, quijada
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.